PLANNING is well underway for Harry's Ride for Childhood Cancer.
Naracoorte teenager Harry Pitt has bought himself a new bike for the ride - a Merida Reacto - and has been continuing his training for the ride to Adelaide in September, still regularly riding the 50km distance to Penola.
Joining Harry on the ride is his brother Jacob, Charmane and Alysha-Jane Hill from Naracoorte, Raf Batistessa from Balaklava and Mount Gambier foursome Tony Eustace, David Tye, Mick Childs and Brian McPhee.
Harry's mum Linda will head the support crew along with Jo Kuchel from Nuriootpa and Eli and Faith Batistessa.
Linda said the Batistessa family had a special link to Harry.
"Raf Batistessa is the father of a child who had chemo at the same time as Harry," she said. "They stayed at the units we are helping raise money for."
Spots are still open on the ride for a $30 donation, contact Linda on 0429 623 633 for details.
The generosity from businesses local and from outside the region has been a great help.
"We have ordered the team shirts and jerseys and would like to thank Nigel Fosdike from Heards for donating the polo shirts, Greg and Julie Shepherd for the cycling jerseys, and McDonald's and Sportspower for the printing," Linda said.
"Noel's Caravans has also donated a three person caravan to be used on the ride."
The family is hoping the generosity can continue with the ambrose golf day, dinner and auction on September 8.
Because of Harry's love for golf, his family and the golf club are hosting a four person ambrose event for $30 per person.
Phone Michael Justin at the pro shop on 8762 4521 to book for what promises to be a fun-filled day.
The entry fee also covers dinner afterwards, where an auction will be held.
Auction items include two tandem skydives and a half hour helicopter flight over Naracoorte.
- Harry and mum Linda appeared on Channel 9's Today show on Thursday.